The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will commence oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on Monday at The Hague, Netherland. India is likely to ask the top UN court to direct Pakistan to revoke the death sentence awarded to Jadhav on allegations of espionage. Ahead of the case hearing, Republic TV's Rhythm Anand Bhardwaj spoke exclusively to Harish Salve, the lawyer who will represent India’s case at the International Court of Justice.
Mr Salve reflected confidence when Republic TV asked whether Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice from ICJ and said:
"Justice, he will get. of course it's International Court of Justice. You will get your answer tomorrow".
Meanwhile, the hearings will be streamed live on the Court's website as well as on UN Web TV, the United Nations online television channel. The ICJ has set a four-day hearing schedule beginning Monday for the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. It is expected that the ICJ's decision may be delivered by the summer of 2019.
He was convicted of carrying out 'subversive activities' in Pakistan on a "special mission" for the Indian government and has been sentenced to death by the military court in the neighbour country. He was alleged to be a RAW spy, the charge which India has repeatedly denied, but have conceded that he is indeed an Indian national and a retired naval officer.
A 10-member bench of the ICJ on May 18, 2017 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case. The timetable for the public hearing is scheduled from 18-21 February.